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Three Strategies to Boost Your Resale Value With Quality Carpet and Flooring

If you ask any realtor, they will tell you that the type and quality of your carpet and flooring is one of the single biggest factors in the desirability of your home to a prospective buyer. After walls, your floors are the most noticeable and continuous aspect of your home.

This means that they are the most visually striking aspects of your home, as well. Your walls and floors will be the first chance your home's interior has to make an impression on your prospective buyer and, as we all know, you only get one chance to make a good first impression.

However, it's not always as cut and dry as choosing one type of flooring and rolling with it through the whole house. Strategic use of quality flooring and carpet throughout your home can make all the difference! Gowdy Flooring in Amarillo, TX, would like to offer our clients these three strategies to maximize the impact of your floors when it comes time to sell:

1. Carpet in the Bedroom

It's easy to discount carpeting altogether in light of the fact that hardwood is so widely considered the king of flooring choice with regard to resale value and desirability, but this is too simplistic an approach. While it is true that most rooms would be better suited for hardwood, the bedroom is a glaring exception.

Many people prefer the plush comfort and sound dampening properties of carpet for upstairs rooms and bedrooms in particular. People also prefer carpeted bedrooms for the warmth and comfort they provide. We can all agree that warmth and comfort are the most desirable traits, when it comes to a bedroom!

2. Tile in the Kitchen and Bathroom

Smart buyers will be well aware that hardwood flooring or carpet, no matter how great the quality, will not fare well in rooms where moisture is frequently present. For these rooms, savvy buyers will want something that will stand the test of time, be easy to maintain, and look great while doing it.

You may want to consider using tile or stone for rooms like the kitchen and bath. Not only do these options add a level of chic modernity to a space, they also will stand up to the environmental pitfalls of these rooms. This strategy offers both "WOW Factor" and utility in one fell swoop. This one-two punch will definitely leave a lasting impression on buyers, and make your home stand out from the rest when it comes time for them to decide.

3. Don't Underestimate the Power of the Basement!

Many people neglect the impact that a finished basement has on a prospective buyer. Imagine yourself as a prospective buyer touring a home. You walk through the house and everything looks great until you get to the basement and find the same old bare concrete floors and unfinished walls you found in all the other houses you've toured.

It might not be a deal breaker, but this home will probably be less likely to stand out from the rest. Now, imagine your response when you go into the basement and find finished walls and a quality wood floor.

We aren't saying that you need to go all out and install solid hardwood floors in the basement! There are other, smarter ways to go about making your basement pop.

For basements, we would recommend luxury vinyl flooring. The reason for this is that it is better suited to basements and other areas where dampness and moisture are likely to be present, while still providing the look of natural wood at a fraction of the cost. The impact on your prospective buyer upon seeing this will be incredible.

Since we all know that quality carpet and flooring have a huge effect on the resale value of a home, we can certainly agree that strategic use of this knowledge can only increase that effect by orders of magnitude. Hopefully, these simple strategies will help you maximize your home's potential to its fullest!